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  • Mary Russell
    ... From: Gillian Date: Mon, Jun 7, 2010 at 12:34 PM Subject: [OfficialBarrowmanNews] More Torchwood Confirmed! An International
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      From: Gillian <gillian@...>
      Date: Mon, Jun 7, 2010 at 12:34 PM
      Subject: [OfficialBarrowmanNews] More Torchwood Confirmed! An International
      Partnership
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      BBC Press Release:

      BBC Cymru Wales, BBC Worldwide and US premium entertainment network Starz
      Entertainment have today announced a three-way co-production partnership
      that will develop a new series of the hit BBC sci-fi drama Torchwood. BBC
      Worldwide will also distribute the series to broadcasters globally.

      The 10-episode instalment will be written by a team led by Torchwood creator
      Russell T Davies and produced by BBC Worldwide productions.
      Davies and BBC Worldwide Productions' SVP Scripted, Julie Gardner, return as
      executive producers with BBC Worldwide Productions EVP Jane Tranter. The
      series has been commissioned by Controller BBC One, Jay Hunt, Controller BBC
      Drama, Ben Stephenson and Starz President and CEO, Chris Albrecht.

      While previous series were based on location in Cardiff, Wales, this new
      instalment will see storylines widen to include locations in the US and
      around the world.

      John Barrowman and Eve Myles will return in their roles as Captain Jack and
      Gwen respectively, along with new faces.

      Announcing the commission, Ben Stephenson, Controller, BBC Drama
      Commissioning, said: "We have a long history of working with many US
      networks, but it is incredibly exciting to be working with Starz for the
      first time, as well as to be reunited with the best of British in Russell,
      Jane and Julie.

      "Torchwood will burst back onto the screen with a shocking and moving story
      with global stakes and locations that will make it feel bigger and bolder
      than ever."

      Jane Tranter, EVP, BBC Worldwide Productions, added: "Torchwood has
      attracted remarkable attention and loyalty in both the UK and US, and in
      this new partnership with Starz, the next chapter will not only reward our
      current fans, but also introduce new viewers to the most impressive
      instalment yet.
      "We're committed to programming exceptional television that is entertaining,
      imaginative and provides a premium TV experience, and by any measure the new
      concept for Torchwood fits that mandate."

      Starz, LLC, President and CEO Chris Albrecht, said: "I've been part of
      successful partnerships with Jane Tranter and the BBC previously, and I'm
      very much looking forward to working with them again."

      Torchwood is a drama that puts extraterrestrial threats into a very real
      world, and asks how humanity deals with the danger � while fighting
      mankind's darkest instincts. The series was originally commissioned and
      produced in 2006 by BBC Cymru Wales, with the latest high octane series
      capturing UK audiences of more than 6million.

      BBC Worldwide has distributed previous Torchwood series around the world to
      territories such as Korea, Japan, Italy, Spain, Israel, Russia and across
      Latin America.

      About BBC Worldwide

      BBC Worldwide Limited is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned
      subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The company exists
      to maximise the value of the BBC's assets for the benefit of the licence fee
      payer and invest in public service programming in return for rights.
      The company has six core businesses: Channels, Content & Production, Sales &
      Distribution, Magazines, Home Entertainment and Global Brands.
      In 2008/09, BBC Worldwide generated profits of �102.6 million (before
      exceptionals) on sales of over �1 billion.

      About Starz Entertainment

      Starz Entertainment, LLC, is a premium movie and original programming
      entertainment service provider operating in the United States. The company
      offers 16 premium channels including the flagship Starz� and Encore� brands
      with approximately 17.1 million and 31.1 million subscribers respectively.
      Starz Entertainment airs in total more than 1,000 movies and original series
      every month across its pay TV channels and offers advanced services
      including Starz HD, Encore HD, Starz On Demand, Encore On Demand, MoviePlex
      On Demand, Starz HD On Demand, Encore HD On Demand, MoviePlex HD On Demand,
      and Starz Play.
      Starz Entertainment (www.starz.com) is an operating unit of Starz, LLC,
      which is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation, and is
      attributed to Liberty Starz (NASDAQ: LSTZA), a tracking stock group of
      Liberty Media Corporation.




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